Dr. Dennis M. Mello MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Dennis Mello is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in New Orleans, Louisiana and is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine and has been in practice for 18 years. He is one of 6 doctors at Ochsner Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: Pediatric Cardiac

Hospital Affiliation

Ochsner Medical Center
Ranked #24 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Connecticut
Residency, General Surgery, 1990 - 1995

University of California at San Francisco
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1995 - 1997

University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Class of 1990

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Congenital Cardiac Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

CT State Medical License
Active through 2013

LA State Medical License
Active through 2013

UT State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Endocarditis with Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm Caused by Nonvaccine Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 21.
Patra, K. P., Vanchiere, J. A., Bocchini, J. A., Wu, A. C., Jackson, R. D., Kiel, E. A., Mello, D.

Effect of enalaprilat on postoperative hypertension after surgical repair of coarctation of the aorta.
Rouine-Rapp, K., Mello, D.M., Hanley, F.L., Mohan Reddy, V., Soifer, S.

Surgery for congenital heart disease in low-birth weight neonates: a comprehensive statewide Connecticut program to improve outcomes.
Kopf, G.S., Mello, D.M.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • Qualchoice PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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